17:11 | 15/08/2016 Entertainment
Award-winning actress Lan Huong charmed spectators at Viet Nam National Drama Theatre with her role in the Tai Bien (Accident) play on last Wednesday night.
People’s Artist Lan Huong in a pink ao dai performs the role of Mrs Cam in the Tai Bien play -- Photo Quynh Duong
Huong acted in the supporting role of Mrs Cam in a play that was held by the theatre to highlight her strong stage performances. She will retire on August 17 at the end of a 38-year career with the Viet Nam National Drama Theatre.
“The performance last night was invaluable to me and my family,” Huong said. “Thanks a lot to my colleagues – my beloved people. Thank you to the theatre to which my heart will always belong.”
Huong had great success with her role in the Tai Bien play, even though it is a supporting role. This role, however, is very special to her as she has played it across the country.
Born to a Ha Noi-native family, Huong came to the stage by chance. She had accompanied a friend to a recruitment event at an art school. The judges chose Huong but did not accept her friend. However, she was later threatened with expulsion from the school as she was unable to continue demonstrating sufficient ability.
One teacher took an interest in her and persuaded her to continue studying to be an actress. Since then, the actress has not only made great contributions to the stage but has also become a popular presence on many television shows.
She was very young when she accepted her first on-screen role, playing a young volunteer in Vu Pham Tu’s movie Khoanh Khac Im Lang Cua Chien Tranh (Silent Moment of War).
Her second movie role was in Mua Oi (The Season of Guavas)*, directed by Dang Nhat Minh, where she played the younger sister of a mentally handicapped man. The role earned her the best actress award at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2001.
She also received two gold medals for her roles as Ly Chieu Hoang in the historic Tran Thu Do play and as Mrs Cam in Tai Bien at the National Profession Theatre Festival in 1995 and 2013, respectively.
Her husband, actor Do Ky, starred alongside her on only one occasion, for the television series Nep Nha (Domestic Decency).
Huong was granted the People’s Artist title in 2011./.